Committee on Functional Assessment for Adults with Disabilities

Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Select Populations and Health Equity, Substance Use and Mental Health
Board: Board on Health Care Services

Activity Description

The U.S. Social Security Administration has requested that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine conduct a study to (1) provide an overview of ways to collect information about the functional abilities an adult needs to meet the physical and mental demands of work; (2) discuss types of information that support findings of limitations in functional abilities relevant to work requirements as defined by the Department of Labor for the Occupational Information System (OIS); and (3) provide findings and conclusions regarding the collection of information and assessment of functional abilities relevant to work requirements.

As of March 2016, the Health and Medicine Division continues the consensus studies and convening activities previously undertaken by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). 


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